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Nov 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
:00, it is a mad dash to the finish for president obama and governor romney. we will let you know how the candidates are spending the final days before the election. >>> we will have analysis coming up. >>> and the apple new ipad mini is drawing a mini crowd. i'm bob redell. i'll take you live to los gatos coming up. >>> moving to decision 2012. the sprint to the finish. we are looking at the campaign schedules for president obama and governor romney from now until election day. they are making a mad dash seeking swing state votes. we have tracie potts tracking it all from washington. >> reporter: new this morning, the nation's unemployment rate is 7.9%, up slightly from a month ago as expected although 171,000 jobs were created in october, plus 134,000 not originally reported in september. >> this is a great report. >> it is consistent with the consumer confidence numbers. it illustrates the break we have seen. consumers have been saying we have more jobs and we're feeling better. >> reporter: both candidates land in ohio today. so far here is the travel schedule. governor romney vis
Nov 5, 2012 11:00am PST
romney is in virginia drumming up support there. he will soon head out to the richest prize, that, of course, being ohio. whoever takes ohio has a better shot to lock up that 270 electoral votes needed to claim the presidency. that is when we find nbc bay area's tracie potts with the latest. >> reporter: pulling out all the stops, governor romney takes aim at president obama this morning. >> you know why he fell short of what he promised. he cared more about a liberal agenda than about repairing the economy. >> reporter: our last nbc "wall street journal" poll gives romney an edge on the economy and with independents. undecided are twice as likely to favor the president. still, mr. obama has a one percentage-point lead one day before the election. it is not just close in swing states. >> we are seeing, by the way, recent polls in michigan and minnesota show very tight margins. >> reporter: in colorado late last night, obama struck back. >> we know what change looks like, what he's selling ain't it. you may be frustrated by the face of change. >> reporter: president obama's final a
Nov 29, 2012 11:00am PST
, we'll take a look at the markets and all the other big news. >>> mitt romney was at the white house today for a private lunch with president obama. the president making good on an election night promise to talk with the former governor and listen to his ideas on just how to move the country forward. romney is also expected to meet with his former running mate, congressman paul ryan who is working on fiscal cliff negotiations on capitol hill. >>> speaking of that fiscal cliff, both democrats and republicans right now still battling to try and find a compromise. top white house negotiate easy heading to capitol hill today to keep those talks going, trying to avoid that looming deadline. tracie potts has the latest on the fight to keep your tax breaks from vanishing. >> reporter: treasury secretary tim geithner and rob nabors bring the president's deficit-cutting plan to capitol hill today. >> i'm open to a fair and balanced approach to reduce our deficit. >> reporter: republicans want to know if it includes the government spending less money. >> we put revenue on the table as long as
Nov 8, 2012 11:00am PST
at 100%. >>> when we come back, how about a little sneak peek at mitt romney's concession phone call to president obama, sort of. >>> presidential elections have always provided good comedy fodder for shows like "saturday night live." last night, the late night with jimmy fallon gave his interpretations of mitt romney's concession phone call to president obama. >> this is good. >> this is my concession call. congratulations, blah, blah, blah, you did it. >> hey, hey, hey, now. everything okay? you seem a little down. >> i really wanted to be president. i was going to create 12 million jobs. >> look, look, buck up, you created one job, except it was for me. >> all right, very funny. you got me. >> oh, yeah, good stuff there. the other guy is deon flynn. they're getting rave reviews for that mock interview of the candidate's post-election call. this one ends up with the president and former governor singing a duet of the "dawson's creek" theme song. >> to see the entire skit, go to our website, i did that before the show. >> it's worth the effort. go check it out. >> th
Nov 7, 2012 11:00am PST
, mitt romney was both gracious and conciliatory. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: republicans will still have firm control of the house. but the current congress is facing a looming crisis. if there's no spending compromise by december 31st, taxes will go up for every american, an automatic across the board spending cuts kick in. >> the republicans have to make the choice. where we're willing to work something out, we're willing to work it out sooner rather than later. >> reporter: democrats will maintain control in the new senate. and they've reclaimed ted kennedy's seat with elizabeth warren's win over scott brown in massachusetts. >> this was a win for america's middle class. >> reporter: the election now decided, lawmakers from both parties face the daunting task of getting work done in a capitol as polarized as ever. republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan was re-elected to his wisconsin house seat. he returns to capitol hill with new stat
Nov 6, 2012 11:00am PST
united states of america. >> so the day is here. obama or romney. voters are getting to make their choice and deciding the fate of the country and state and area as you head out on this election day. >> the presidential and vice presidential candidates were casting their ballots this morning, except for president obama. he voted early a couple of weeks ago on october 25th. nbc bay area leann grey has latest. >> reporter: long lines at polling stations in battle ground states in ohio and virginia and north carolina and florida and colorado and nevada. also in hurricane-damaged areas without power, balloted are cast in tents. after a year of campaigning, canndidates voted today. romney voted in massachusetts. vice president joe biden waited at his polling station in delaware. president obama, now back in chicago, held his final campaign rally in iowa on monday night. he won't be voting today. he joined the more than 30 million people nationwide who voted early in 34 states and the district of columbia. votes that were not allowed to be counted until today. but it is the last-minute undecide
Nov 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
, nevada and colorado today. governor romney spending all day in virginia with a toned-down message after the storm. we get the latest now this morning from nbc's tracie potts in washington. >> reporter: president obama is back on the campaign trail today. new nbc polls show him ahead by six in iowa. but this week, he focused on new jersey. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape or bureaucracy. >> reporter: touring storm damage with republican rival governor chris christie. >> can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state. some folks will criticize me for complimenting him. i speak the truth. >> reporter: analysts say the president is picking up political points. >> the message that christie is sending voters is that obama is doing a good job. that he's somebody who can be trutsed. >> reporter: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming
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